Victim seeks public's help locating shooter two years after attack

Posted: 6:56 AM, Nov 01, 2016
Updated: 2016-11-04 12:37:26-04
Victim seeks help 2 years after Halloween attack
Victim seeks help 2 years after Halloween attack

On the two-year anniversary of being shot in the face, a Palm Beach County woman is speaking out, asking the public to help find her shooter.

Lyndsey Cooper said she was shot at the doorsteps of her West Palm Beach home two years ago on Nov. 1.

Cooper said a man came out of the shadows  and asked her for her purse. She gave it to him but he shot her in the face as she was returning from her pizza delivery job.

The robbery caused her to have countless surgeries to fix the disfigurement she experienced to her face, jaw and neck.

“And ever since then every day is different. I’m not myself no more. I don’t go out. I don’t talk to people. One day I’m happy the other days I feel like I’m empty inside," Cooper said at a Tuesday morning news conference.

The man who almost killed her made off with $40 and is still on the loose.

“And I want to ask the person who was out there. The person who shot me, please turn yourself in.  Please. And tell me why you had to shoot me. Why wasn’t robbing me enough? Cooper said.

Cooper has undergone 13 surgeries and the 14th is scheduled for this month. “Every day I’m in pain. I can’t eat, I can’t sleep, nor can I even open my mouth to talk."

She said she is thankful for the help her attorney Gary Lesser and her current employer IHOP for helping raise money for her future surgeries.

There will be a pancake breakfast at the IHOP in Royal Palm Beach at 516 North State Rd. 7 on Saturday. Cooper’s attorney and his law firm Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith will match all donations up to $1,000.

Donations can also be made on the Lyndsey Cooper medical fund GoFundMe page  .